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Benzoic Acid

Test Specification...BP
Characters It occurs as a white or almost white, crystalline powder or colorless crystals.
Identification

Test A

Test B

(a)Melting Point: 1210C to 1240C

(b)Gives the reaction of benzoates

Solubility Slightly soluble in water, soluble in boiling water, freely soluble in ethanol (96%) and in fatty oils
Appearance of solution The solution is clear and colorless
Carbonizable substances The solution is not more intensely colored than the reference solution Y5
Oxidizable substances Specified Test
Halogenated compounds and halides Not more than 300 ppm
Heavy Metals Not more than 10 ppm
Sulfated Ash Not more than 0.1%
Assay Not less than 99.0% and not more than 100.5%
Test Specification...IP
Appearance Colorless, light crystals, scales or needles; odor, slight and characteristic.
Solubility Freely soluble in ethanol (95%), in chloroform and in either, slightly soluble in water, soluble in fixed oils.
Appearance of solution The solution in ethanol (95%) is clear and colorless.
Arsenic Maximum 2ppm
Heavy metals Maximum 10ppm
Readily oxidizable substances Passes test
Readily carbonizable substances Passes test
Cinnamic acid Passes test
Chlorinated compounds Passes test
Sulphated ash Maximum 0.1%
Water Maximum 0.7%
Assay Not less than 99.5% and not more than 100.5%
Test Specification...USP
Appearance A white, crystalline powder or colorless crystals
Solubility Slightly soluble in water, soluble in boiling water, freely soluble in alcohol and in fatty oils.
Appearance of solution The solution is clear and colorless.
Congealing range 121 to 123
Water Not more than 0.7%
Readily carbonizable substances Passes test
Residue on ignition Not more than 0.05%
Heavy metals Maximum 10 micro-gm/gm
Readily oxidizable substances Passes test
Organic volatile impurities Passes test
Residual solvents Passes test
Assay Not less than 99.5% and not more than 100.5%

Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.

Other
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We observe WHO Good manufacturing practice and Good laboratory practice.

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